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How to Fix Bad iPhone 11 Battery Life

Some iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max users have run into severe battery drain. Battery life issues can be tricky to fix, but there are some things you should try before downgrading your phone’s software or getting in touch with Apple customer support. As we push into the new year we’re still getting feedback from iPhone 11 users. A lot of it has been great and many people are enjoying the performance they’re getting out of the company’s former flagship models. That said, we’re also hearing about issues some iPhone 11 users are facing. We’ve seen complaints about a variety of issues ranging from scratched screens to Wi-Fi issues to problems with first-party apps. We’ve also seen complaints about abnormal battery drain. Battery life issues are extremely common, particularly after Apple releases new iOS software so these complaints don’t come as much of a surprise.

In this guide we’ll take you through some fixes that might help you fix bad iPhone 11 battery life. These are fixes that have worked for us over the years and they might help you solve your battery issues in minutes.

Restart Your Phone

If you start noticing weird battery drain try restarting your iPhone. Power it down, wait for a minute, and then power it back on. This typically works wonders, especially if your device hasn’t been powered down in awhile.

If you’re running old iOS software, try updating your phone to the latest version of iOS 16. Apple typically doesn’t call out battery life fixes in its software update change logs, but installing new software could help stabilize your iPhone 11’s performance. Before you install a new version of iOS 16 on your phone, make sure you read reviews and dig into feedback about its overall performance.

Turn Down Screen Brightness

Often times it’s a rogue app causing the battery drain. Apps, particularly third-party applications, will sometimes act up after Apple releases new iOS 16 firmware.

Fortunately checking on an app’s performance is extremely easy on the iPhone 11 and you should be able to single out the culprit in a matter of minutes. Here’s what you need to do:

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In this menu you can see the apps eating up your iPhone 11’s battery life and when they’re doing so. If you use an app a lot, it will obviously put a strain on your device’s battery. However, if it’s draining a ton of battery or an app you rarely use is sucking up a lot of power, you’ll want to investigate further.

If you notice an issue, try updating the application to the latest version. App developers are rolling out support updates and new firmware could work wonders.

If updating doesn’t work, try deleting (permanently or temporarily) the app and see if things return to normal. If the issue persists, get in contact with the developer.

Reset All Settings

If your apps aren’t the root of the issue, try resetting all of your settings. This will restore your settings to their factory defaults (so make sure you have your Wi-Fi passwords handy), but it could iron out your battery life issues. It has worked for us in the past.

Here’s how to reset your iPhone’s settings:

  • Go to Settings.
  • Tap General.
  • Tap Transfer or Reset iPhone.
  • Tap Reset.
  • Tap Reset All Settings.
  • Enter your passcode if you have one enabled.

How to recalibrate your iPhone 11 battery in iOS 14.5

Some iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max users saw inaccurate reports of estimated battery health. Though this did not mean a problem with the actual battery health, it resulted in unexpected battery drains and even reduced peak performance. To fix this, iOS 14.5 recalibrates the maximum battery capacity and peak performance capability on the iPhone 11 series models. Let us learn more about this and see what the various messages mean.

Additionally, if you have a different iPhone model, you can follow some basic steps to recalibrate the battery. This will ensure that you get a better backup while using the device.

Let’s learn to recalibrate iPhone 11 battery in iOS 14.5 with Apple’s official recalibration tool and then see the older iPhone battery calibration process.

How to recalibrate iPhone 11, 11 Pro, or 11 Pro Max battery

After updating to iOS 14.5 on your iPhone 11, the recalibration process automatically starts. You cannot manually enable or disable it. But you can see the recalibration process status by following the steps below.

  • Open iPhone Settings and tap Battery.
  • Tap Battery Health.
  • You will see a banner on top saying ‘Important Battery Message.’

During recalibration

  • The recalibration process might take a few weeks.
  • When this process is ongoing, the displayed maximum capacity percentage won’t change.
  • Peak performance might be updated.
  • Earlier, if you saw a degraded battery message, you would no longer see it after installing iOS 14.5.

After successful recalibration

Once the process is complete, the maximum capacity percentage and peak performance capability of your iPhone 11 will be updated. The banner message will be gone, indicating that the successful completion of the process.

Alternatively, you might also see an ‘Unable to recommend service‘ message (as in the below image).

It means that amidst this recalibrating process, your iPhone is unable to recommend battery service. Earlier, if you saw a degraded battery message, it will be removed in iOS 14.5. Once the recalibration is successful, this message will disappear, and you will see the updated maximum capacity percentage.

If recalibration fails

For some users, if the recalibration process isn’t successful, they will see a new battery service message. In this situation, you can get the battery replaced for free by an Apple Authorized Service Provider. After replacement, your iPhone 11 series will have full performance and capacity.

Note: Even if the recalibration fails, this is not a safety issue. You can continue using the device. But to get rid of poor battery and performance, you may consider getting the free battery replacement!

This is how you can see and understand the new battery health report introduced in iOS 14.5. If you need more help, you may contact Apple Support and explain the poor iPhone battery and performance to them. If you had earlier paid for battery-related repair on your iPhone 11 series, contact Apple Support to learn about your options.

How to calibrate an older iPhone battery

If you have an iPhone that isn’t from the 11 series and is functioning erratically, like displaying inaccurate battery readings or draining quickly, follow the old battery calibration steps mentioned below.

Before that, make sure to turn off location services, background refresh, and automatic updates, and decrease screen brightness. This will reduce battery usage.

Important Note: You should perform it occasionally and only if your iPhone battery is old and has poor backup. Often exhausting the lithium-ion battery to 0% is not advisable as it affects the battery’s lifespan.

  • Completely drain your iPhone’s battery until it switches off on its own.
  • Leave the iPhone off and untouched for at least 3-8 hours.
  • Now, plug in the original or Apple MFi-certified charger. The iPhone will switch on after a few minutes.
  • Switch off your iPhone and leave it on charge until full. This may take around 2 hours 30 minutes or more.
  • Switch on your iPhone.
  • After it powers on, restart it. That is, turn it off and then turn it back on after a minute.

Done! You have successfully calibrated your old iPhone battery. It is a time-consuming process and all this while your iPhone remains switched off. So, an ideal time to perform it is at night.

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iPhone 11 Battery Life

What is the iPhone 11’s battery life like? Following on from the excellent iPhone XR, the iPhone 11 retains strong battery life I’ve been comfortably getting a day of battery life, even with ‘heavy’ use The lack of an included fast charger is a pain and we’d recommend buying one separately Over the review period […]

  • Following on from the excellent iPhone XR, the iPhone 11 retains strong battery life
  • I’ve been comfortably getting a day of battery life, even with ‘heavy’ use
  • The lack of an included fast charger is a pain and we’d recommend buying one separately

Over the review period the iPhone 11 has performed admirably when it comes to battery life, comfortably making it through the day and just about improving on the already excellent iPhone XR.

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The iPhone 11 should last you all-day

While the XR might have been the longest-lasting iPhone we had ever reviewed, that award now goes to the iPhone 11 Pro Max. Saying that you’re still getting excellent endurance with the iPhone 11 and you’ll certainly notice the difference if you’re upgrading an older iPhone like the iPhone 7, iPhone 8 or iPhone SE. I would even say you’ll see suitably strong improvements if you’re coming from a Plus-sized iPhone – like the iPhone 8 Plus.

What remains disappointing is Apple’s reluctance to include a fast charge capable charger with all of its phones. In the iPhone 11’s box you’ll find a limp 5w plug which can take up to 3 hours to fully charge the phone – when competing Android phones with much larger cells inside can go from 0-100% in an hour this simply isn’t good enough. Apple has started shipping its iPhone 11 Pro models with an 18w charger and this works with iPhone 11 too. Picking up one of these chargers (£29 for the plug, £19 for USB-C to Lightning cable, though cheaper Anker ones are available for £14) will make the charging process much quicker.

iPhone 11 battery – Video

The iPhone 11 has a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina LCD panel with a resolution that’s slightly above 720p. This is far from the highest resolution on an iPhone and it lacks the deep blacks you’d get with an OLED panel.

What that lower resolution does help with is battery life and you’ll notice this when streaming video.

Watching an hour of Netflix at roughly 50% brightness took the battery down between 6 and 7 %. It was a similar story for a downloaded video from iTunes.

Is it worth upgrading to the iPhone 14 for the battery alone?

We expected to see some big news in terms of battery life when the iPhone 14 was released last year, mainly because Apple put a lot of emphasis on new features and capabilities in their promo.

The big question is how much better is the new phone’s battery and what does it mean.

For most average consumers it certainly isn’t the most noticeable increase, especially when stacked up against last years iPhone 13.

Despite the improved manufacturing steps that Apple has implemented to reduce waste, such as removing the power plugs and earphones from the unboxing experience (which we think is great) we’re still left wondering do we really need to upgrade? The two main points for most consumers are this; camera and battery life, and in this article we uncover the best iPhones in 2022 for battery life.

We’ve already reached peak smartphone

We all know that we have reached peak smartphones. The innovation curve has flattened a lot in the last few years and incremental design and feature benefits are all we can expect now. However, under the hood/ behind the scenes Apple is packing some serious punch with their new chips. the power and capability of which is phenomenal, especially with the iPhone 12. In fact, every model from the last 3-5 years has been pretty incredible, but the iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 12 Pro truly are next level devices, packing near computer power in only around 6-inches of a metal box.

The current selection of Apple iPhones available offers something for everyone, and a refurbished phone still represents the best value for customers. The standard iPhone 11 range, the iPhone XR and the 2020 iPhone SE are a line up of incredible phones catering for a wide range of budgets. If you want to save even more, there are plenty of refurbished devices available to buy.

How does the battery life compare between models?

In years gone by it was all about the camera, how good it was. whether or not it had portrait mode or a good front camera to you could take selfies with your family or the dog. biggest Nowadays pretty much every iPhone in the current range has a pretty remarkable camera, so the FOCUS has shifted to the battery life.

We love nothing more than to research the specifications and performance of new devices when they’re released, but really it’s best to let the pros do it properly and give us a good idea of whether or not a device is worth the extra money. Enter MrWhosTheBoss

Last year, he tested the available range of iPhones for battery life and there were some surprising results. This year, fresh off the launch of the iPhone 14 he’s back, putting get range through the paces. After 8 hours of constant testing in under comparable real world conditions, the results are in, and we think they are worth taking note of and considering if you’re considering upgrading your phone.

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Latest iPhone Battery life comparison in order. These tests, conducted on MrWhosTheBoss YouTube channel (video here) were based on the highest intensity use, gaming, streaming, switching apps etc, consistently over the period of time up until the battery died. What we love about this experiment is it’s real, not what the manufacturer specifies.

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